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Tackling in-work poverty in Scotland

Over the past year, our Work Pathways team has been exploring how changes to the world of work in Scotland can deliver big change that lasts on poverty and trauma in Scotland. Our Programmes and Practice Officer, Lyndsay Fraser Robertson, looks at how this work has helped inform our spending plans in this theme across 2024-25, with approximately £2 million available through our open call.
Lyndsay Fraser Robertson April 2024

New Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland

Hosted by Corra Foundation, this new fund will support action to realise and defend rights, and tackle immediate right issues affecting people's daily lives. Opening for applications in summer 2024.
TRT Staff April 2024

Sharpening the focus of Our Funds

Our Chief Executive, Jim McCormick, provides an update on upcoming changes to Our Funds.
Jim McCormick April 2024

Over £2.2M awarded to organisations across Scotland in February

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from February 2024. 67 organisations received over £2.2M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.
TRT Staff March 2024

Vacancy: Financial Accountant

The Robertson Trust are looking for a fixed-term Financial Accountant, to help us make a real difference to reducing poverty and trauma in Scotland. The closing date for applications is 24th March 2024.
TRT Staff March 2024

The Robertson Trust welcomes five new members to its Board of Trustees

The Robertson Trust is pleased to announce our five new Trustees.
TRT Staff February 2024

Over £2M awarded to organisations across Scotland in January

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from January 2024. 70 organisations received over £2M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.
TRT Staff February 2024

#DoOneBetter Podcast: Venturing into Social Impact Investing

In a chat with Alberto Lidji for #TheDoOneBetter Podcast, our Chief Executive Jim McCormick shares our recent journey into social impact investing, to support our mission to build lasting solutions to poverty and trauma in Scotland.
TRT Staff January 2024

Voices: The Cottage Family Centre

In our Voices series, we share the stories and opinions from our funded organisations that are helping to find solutions to poverty and trauma in Scotland. The latest group is the Cottage Family Centre, a charity that provides a range of support to children and families around Kirkcaldy.
Pauline Buchan January 2024

Over £2M awarded to organisations across Scotland in December

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from December 2023. 74 organisations received over £2M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.
TRT Staff January 2024

Two new vacancies at The Robertson Trust

We are delighted to invite applications for two new roles at The Robertson Trust. These are for a Facilities Assistant (Glasgow) and Receptionist Administrator (Stirling), both with a closing date of 21st January.
TRT Staff January 2024

Hosts sought for 2024 Summer Internship Scheme

We are once again keen to hear from organisations who may be interested in hosting a Robertson Scholar for our Summer Internship Scheme this year.
Kerry Rafferty January 2024

November Awards: over £1.6M awarded to organisations across Scotland

We are delighted to announce our funding recipients from November 2023. 61 organisations received over £1.6M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma across Scotland.
TRT Staff November 2023

Over £15.9M awarded to organisations across Scotland in the financial year 2022/23

Below is a full list of the organisations we funded in the financial 2022/23. In total, 483 organisations received a share of £15.9M to support their work to alleviate poverty and trauma.
TRT Staff November 2023

Sir Ian Good CBE

We are sorry to share news of the death of Sir Ian Good CBE, former Chair of The Robertson Trust, at the age of 80. He had been Honorary Life President of the Trust since 2012, Chief Executive of Edrington and its Chairman.
November 2023